Lake Eufaula Fishing Report August 2014
Eufaula: Level: 1.5 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear to slight stain.
Bass: Summer patterns have set in, and for Eufaula these days that means both a shallow bite in the pads and grassbeds and a deep bite on the main channel ledges. Early morning before the sun gets up, try a buzzbait or topwater plug like a Bang-O-Lure around the edges of the cover. When the sun hits the water, the bass will stay shallow, but they’ll get deep in the lily pads. Use a SPRO hollow-body frog for those fish. Ledge fish will hit deep-diving crankbaits, Carolina-rigged plastics or a jig. Also, try slow-rolling a 3/4- to 1-oz. spinnerbait. The best spots on the ledges are channel bends and areas with stumps or man-made brushpiles. Good electronics—and GPS numbers from a good friend or past issue of GON—will help. Sam Williams reports, “The overcast days and present cold front have made for some nice fishing. The bass are still hitting shallow, and bass can be found on the deeper structure, also. Working a jig with a good trailer very slow is a good choice. Crankbaits and Carolina rigs or heavy Texas rigs are working in the deeper areas.”
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